A House for ME Board of Directors

Dennis Dean

Executive Director

Dennis is a Nurse Anesthetist who, in addition to other facilities, has worked at the Pineland Dental Clinic and the Preble Street Dental Clinic, both of which served our population of citizens with Intellectual Disabilities. In the 1990’s, he lectured as an adjunct at the University of New England Nurse Anesthesia Program including about the care of persons with Intellectual Disabilities. He served on the Consumer Advisory Board, representing the interests of disabled citizens when the State of Maine settled the Community Consent Decree. He has been involved in the Special Olympics movement since the 1980’s, serving as Director of York County Special Olympics since 1991. He is a veteran of twenty years of military service in the Air Force. He resides in Kittery.

Heather Kinsey, FNP, MSN

Board Chair

Heather is a Family Nurse Practitioner employed by York Hospital. She has volunteered for the Special Olympics for 30 years and has served two terms on the Board of Directors of Special Olympics Maine. She is the Mom of a teenager with an Autism Spectrum Disorder. She resides in Berwick.

Steven Graves

Steven is President of Measured Air Performance. He is also on the Board of Advisors to the Portsmouth Submarine Memorial Association (PSMA). His teen age son is on the Autism Spectrum. He resides in Kittery Point.

Debbie Dean


Debbie is the mom of three, one of whom has an Intellectual Disability, and one an Autism Spectrum Disorder. She has been involved with the Special Olympics for over thirty years. She resides in Kittery.

Karen Taylor, RN, CEN


Karen is a retired Nurse Manager of the Emergency Department at Maine Medical Center. She has held several offices nationally, regionally, and locally in the Emergency Nurses Association. She resides in South Portland.

Kenneth (Jamey) Kinsey

Jamey is the Games Director for York County Special Olympics, serving over 300 special athletes every year. He is a Navy Veteran and an IT professional at Hussey Seating. He resides in Berwick.

Kristin Taylor

Vice Chair

Kristin is the Nurse Manager of Inpatient Psychiatry at Maine Medical Center. She was formerly the Unit Based Educator and a charge nurse on that unit – dedicated to the care of people with psychiatric illnesses. She resides in Biddeford.

Kristen Crawford

Kristen is an educator, employed by Measured Progress. She is a native of Kittery. She has been a key volunteer at the York County Special Olympics for several years. She resides in South Berwick.

Tom Chase

Tom is a Navy Veteran and is employed on the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard. He is the father of a young man with Autism. He resides in South Berwick.

Sarah Chase

Sarah brings years of experience in the world of neurological disabilities as a mother of a young man living with autism. She’s a strong advocate and always ready to jump in and help where needed. Sarah’s a mother of four, a massage therapist, and volunteers with a dog rescue fostering dogs. She resides in Sanford with her children and rescue dogs.

Owen Voight

Owen Voigt is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker employed by Maine Medical Center on their Inpatient Psychiatric Unit. She has worked in the community as a social work facilitator and counselor. She interned with Preble Street in their Housing First Program helping people link with resources in the community and navigate obstacles to transition into their own home. She volunteered with the Center for Grieving Children, co-facilitating a middle school group which included helping the children process their loss, arranging lesson plans, structuring the group and connecting with the children in a highly influential way. She firmly believes everyone deserves a safe place to call home. She resides in Biddeford.